Centering Prayer is a method designed to facilitate the development of contemplative prayer by preparing our faculties to receive this gift. It presents ancient Christian wisdom teachings in an updated form. Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer; rather it casts a new light and depth of meaning on them. It is at the same time a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship. This method of prayer is a movement beyond conversation with Christ to communion with him.
Centering Prayer is entirely compatible with all forms of Wisdom Teachings from all belief systems. Many Christian and non-Christian traditions have shared this practice with us including Quaker, Catholic, Baptist, Lutheran, Episcopal, Judaism, Baha'i, Muslim, Buddhist and Hindu. Gender, sexuality, sexual preferences or identity, social status, race, culture and creed are equal in our eyes. No one is left out because that is the way of the Creator.